This brief summarises the policy implications of a qualitative study into the family relations of labour migrants across their peak child-bearing years. The qualitative study, summarised in Box 1, evidenced how low-income wives/mothers and husbands/fathers manage their relations with spouse and children when they have to ‘go away’ for work. The findings raise important considerations for those concerned about the impact of migration on poverty and human development in Vietnam over the short, medium and long term.
Locke, C.; Nguyen, Thanh Tam.; Nguyen, Thi Ngan Hoa. Policy implications of the Family strategies and dilemmas for low-income rural-urban labour migrants in their peak child-bearing years in Vietnam. (2010)